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Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgique

Research Associate (M/F)

  • Experience 0 to 2 years 3 to 5 years
  • Type of role R&D, Science & Technology
  • Region Wallonia
  • Activity Biotech Pharmaceuticals

Contact Elise Sampoux
+32 (0)490 08 31 54

More info on Santero Therapeutics

Founded in 2021, Santero Therapeutics is an innovative Spin-off from ULB, active in the antimicrobial resistance. The company is anchored in more than a decade of fundamental research carried out in the labs of the Founders.

Santero Therapeutics’ goal is to develop first-in-class antimicrobials with new mode of action. The company currently has around ten enthusiastic employees and is rapidly growing, following an 8M€ fundraising round concluded in June 2023.

Find out more about the company on their website: https://www.santero.be/

In order to strengthen Santero Therapeutics’ team based in Mont-Saint-Guibert, we are looking for a Research Associate (M/F).


We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled Research Assistant to join the Biology Team. As a Research Associate in Microbiology, you will perform laboratory work to support the development of assays and the selection/validation of innovative drug candidates.

Your main responsibilities are:

  • Drawing up protocols and using existing protocols to test molecules produced by chemists.
  • Carrying out experiments in microbiology, biochemistry, and cell culture from start to finish, interpreting the results.
  • Work in contact with bacterial strains and carry out various tests.
  • Compile, summarize, record, and critically analyze data to present them at project team meetings.
  • Participate in the maintenance and calibration of equipment.
  • Draft the SOPs required to carry out the experiments.
  • Be involved in managing the laboratory's stocks.
  • Be part of an interdisciplinary team and actively collaborate with other scientists within the company.


  • You have a bachelor's degree in biotechnology or equivalent.
  • You have ideally a first laboratory experience, preferably in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company. Junior applications are welcome.
  • You are familiar with safety processes in a biological laboratory. Experience with BSL2 environment would be an asset.
  • You are well-organized, conscientious and have a proactive attitude.
  • You are flexible and able to learn new tasks and solve problems quickly.
  • You are a team player with good communication skills.
  • You are fluent in French and English.
  • You enjoy working in an international environment and with young, enthusiastic colleagues.
  • You like the diversity of tasks and the start-up spirit.


  • An important role in the technical team of a young, innovative, and promising company.
  • Working in a friendly, international, and stimulating environment.
  • The opportunity to join a fast-growing, high-impact company, focusing its work on promising drug development.
  • A permanent contract with an attractive salary package, in line with your experience.

Your application and related information will remain strictly confidential.

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